The Queen Has Released A Statement About The Ariana Grande Concert Victims

The Queen Has Released A Statement About The Ariana Grande Concert Victims

In the wake of the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena last night, the Queen has released a statement.

"The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

"I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.

"I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

"And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity."

The Queen’s statement comes as the first victim of the suicide attack has been named as 18-year-old Georgina Callander, who was a long-term fan of Ariana Grande, having previously attended another concert of the star's two years ago.


The Queen follows Prime Minister Theresa May in sharing her condolences with the victims and their families. Mrs May said "many" children were among the dead and 59 injured.

As the authorities seek to establish the chain of events that led to the event many celebrities have taken to social media to share support with Manchester and send their thoughts to those affected and their families

Ariana Grande who we expect to hear more from later today said she was, "broken" in a Tweet posted in the wake of the attack.

Taylor Swift quickly took to twitter to share her thoughts.

Ariana's close friend Nicki Minaj said: "my heart hurts for my sister, Ariana."

Miley Cyrus posted an image of herself with Ariana in the wake of the attack:

Missy Elliott sent heartfelt condolences.

Bruno Mars took to Twitter as well.

Lea Michele was thinking of the victims' families.

"My prayers go out to to ppl of Manchester," read Cher's Tweet in part.

BIA, Grande's opening act, let fans know they were fine.

Katy Perry sent out her prayers for everyone at the show.

Demi Lovato was in tears thinking about the innocent concert-goers who lost their lives.

Pink also sent out prayers to the people of Manchester and to Grande's entire team.

Lena Dunham was similarly heartbroken at the show of hatred.

Kylie Minogue was "absolutely heartbroken" by the devastating news.

Harry Styles took to Twitter to send his thoughts.

Lorde shared that a scenario like this is every musician's "worst nightmare."

Kendall Jenner sent love.

Khloe Kardashian sent her thoughts to the fans and "sweet Ariana."

Haim were "speechless."

John Mayer was also quick to voice his support.

Chelsea Handler reacted to the "terrible sad news."

Millie Bobby Brown described the night as "so so tragic."

As more details pour in we will keep this story updated. Our thoughts at InStyle are with the victims and their families as this event continues to unfold.

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